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Beta Analytic Completes ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Re-accreditation

January 14, 2013

Beta Analytic Inc., the world’s largest professional radiocarbon dating laboratory, has successfully completed its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 re-accreditation assessment, according to Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA). Beta Analytic maintains its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation as part of its commitment to provide high-quality results and excellent customer service to clients worldwide.

The Miami-based lab has maintained its accreditation for these services: (1) measurement of natural levels of radiocarbon by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS), Liquid Scintillation Counting (LSC) and/or Proportional Scintillation-Counter Method (PSM), and (2) measurement of stable isotope rations of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen by Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS). The lab also provides other testing services based on radiocarbon analysis – ASTM D6866, CEN/TS 16137, CEN/TS 16295, CEN/TS 15747, CEN/TR 15591, and EN 15440.

Beta Analytic received its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation in November 2008. Its technical competence and management system is evaluated annually as part of the accreditation. PJLA has completed the latest assessment in November 2012.

PJLA no longer issues expiration dates on its certificates and has posted Beta Analytic’s certificate in its website to confirm the validity. According to PJLA, Beta Analytic’s certification will remain valid as long as the lab continues to maintain the re-accreditation assessments.

Based in Florida, Beta Analytic has been a professional radiocarbon dating lab since 1979. Over the years, it has expanded its operations to include sample forwarding offices and representatives in London, UK; Nagoya, Japan; Beijing and Xiamen, China; Pune, India; Seoul, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For inquiries on the lab’s services or requests for copies of the accreditation certificate, please contact Beta Analytic Deputy Director and Quality Manager Ron Hatfield at lab@radiocarbon.com or +1-305-667-5167.

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